Shannon Princess in a Lock

The River Shannon and its lakes represent Ireland at its finest and your cruise aboard Shannon Princess features a landscape of rolling green fields, ancient Celtic landmarks and an abundance of wildlife.

The legends and fables of Ireland are found everywhere and are well understood by the hospitable Irish people who will be happy to tell you more about the ancient culture. The history of Ireland has been varied and sometimes difficult, but the locals always find the time to chat and perhaps charm you a tale or two of folklore.

During your cruise, there is a programme of fascinating excursions that will you give you a true immersion into the heritage and traditions of this part of Ireland, such as a personal tour of a castle by its eccentric owner, a birds of prey display, visits to a whiskey distillery and hand-weaving workshop and, of course, the chance to sample a pint or two of the ‘black stuff’ – Guinness.

Shannon Princess, accommodating 10 guests in comfort, is the largest hotel barge to be cruising the River Shannon and its picturesque, intertwining lakes. Her thoughtfully-designed interior includes a comfortable saloon and dining area with panoramic windows. The five junior twin/double cabin suites, also with picture windows, are stylishly furnished and each is air-conditioned, centrally heated, and accompanied by a modern en-suite shower room.

The large rooftop sundeck is certainly the place to relax, perhaps on one of the comfortable loungers, to watch the countryside glide slowly by, or in the heated spa pool. There is also an inviting dining area with circular table to savour that gourmet meal on warmer days.

Shannon Princess’s Captain and his crew will go out of their way to ensure your every need is accommodated, while your Master Chef who was trained at Darina Allen’s world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, will create some wonderful signature dishes to make your enthralling voyage through the ‘Emerald Isle’ complete.


* 32 M  Length x 5.5 M Beam
* 10 Passengers; 5 double or  twin bedded suites  (131 sq. ft.)
* 4 Crew members
* 2 Decks
* Bicycles
* Central heating
* Handicap Access - NO
* Panoramic Opening Windows
* DVD/
Satellite TV available upon request in advance
* Broadband Internet

Shannon Princess is all on one level with no steps from the saloon to the cabins.  There are 11 steps from the saloon to the outside upper deck and there is a handrail.  If you feel 11 steps would be too much then there is another outside deck with no steps.  95% of the daily excursions are on the same level so you will not have to worry about climbing steps and the minibus transfers you to the sites and therefore you will not have to walk too much if you prefer not too.  As most of the excursions are on the same level we can arrange the hire of a wheelchair for the week if you prefer.  The only excursion that may be a little difficult would be Cragganown as this does have a challenging walk for those who are less mobile and also steps involved.  You would be very welcome to relax on deck if you preferred not to participate on this excursion.


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